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Cake Batter Pancakes – A Birthday Treasure

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Cake Batter Pancakes  . . what a great idea! Today at work my new friend Caira told me about making cake batter pancakes for her husband’s birthday and I was delighted with the idea of something so inventive.  When I arrived home, I immediately went online and found this recipe (and picture) on the Website: “How Sweet It is” and couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Cake Batter Pancakes

It’s a charming and delicious idea  I know will be a hit with my granddaughters – can’t wait to give it a try – how about you? I am thinking it would be a perfect way to start a child’s birthday – a wonderful morning surprise.  


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cake  mix
  • 1 tablesspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups milk
  • Assorted sprinkles


  1. Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk.
  2. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  3. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use.
  4. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed.
  5. Taste test to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.
  6. Preheat a skillet on medium heat
  7. Fold desired amount of sprinkles into the batter.
  8. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook for 1 minute more.
  10. Serve with vanilla glaze and sprinkles.

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted sprinkles

Glaze Directions

  1. Mix milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar until glaze forms.
  2. Add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency.
  3. Mix sprinkles into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

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